Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Research Involving Human Subjects

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Internal Resources and Grants

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External Resources and Grants

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Faculty Helping Faculty

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Working with the Library

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Travel Funding

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Faculty Development Conferences

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Tools for Faculty

How-to documents for the topics below can be found in the SCULPT Box folder.

  • Getting access to Virtual Lab software
  • Accessing UVU IRI research support
  • Registering for or submitting work (including student work) to the Open Scholars digital archive
  • Setting up good surveys using Qualtrics
  • Registering for free CITI IRB training.

               ...and more!

Incorporating research into the classroom

The URSCA-Guidelines by the University of Wisconsin-Superior offer the following best practices to include undergrad research into the curriculum in different disciplines.

  • Maintaining the focus on the process of student inquiry or creativity, rather than the product
  • Introducing students to inquiry-based activities early in their studies
  • Developing student skills by avoiding segregation into specific courses
  • Scaffolding of inquiry/research skills and creative techniques throughout the curriculum
  • Engaging students in small group and collaborative work
  • Providing frequent feedback in an iterative process that allows students to work more independently over time
  • Providing opportunities for mentored independent research, scholarship, or creative activity
  • Providing opportunities for interdisciplinary research and creative projects
  • Providing opportunities for students to share the results of their work

Council on Undergraduate Research

Our current UVU CUR liaison is Dr. Anton Tolman

The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is “to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.”

CUR has adopted five Strategic Pillars to accomplish that mission:

  • Integrating and Building Undergraduate Research into Curriculum and Coursework
  • Assessment of the Impact of Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research
  • Innovation and Collaboration in Undergraduate Research
  • Internationalization and Undergraduate Research

In order to promote undergraduate research, CUR publishes a variety of works and it organizes diverse conferences and events. Its publications includes: the CUR Quarterly, a “How to” series, and specialized volumes on different topics. CUR organizes the following conferences: National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Posters on the Hill, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium, CUR Conference, CUR Dialogues, Institutes & Workshops.

Click here to read the CUR document Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR).

For more information on funding, journals, etc. you can visit the CUR Website.